Final IH

Final IH - A) In Friedmans Free to Choose this chapter is...

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A) In Friedman’s Free to Choose this chapter is devoted to the various forms the idea of equality has taken since America’s founding and the effects of those ideas on the course of public affairs. The first is equality before God, which he calls personal equality. Simply put, there is no respect of persons before God. All men are equally precious human beings, made in the image of their Creator. Personal equality recognizes that men are unequal with respect to abilities and characteristics and defends the sanctity of all human life. Such an ideal requires that different people be allowed to live their lives according to their own values and denies that any have an innate right to rule others. The idea was that there should be no legal or social hindrances to a person’s full use of his talents in pursuing the career of his choice. Only an individual’s abilities should limit the opportunities open to him or her. Friedman concludes this chapter with a defense of capitalism as an improvement of the condition of the
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course IH 101 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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